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7 Books by Queer Black Writers to Read in Honor of James Baldwin’s Birthday

Today, more LGBTQ Black authors are carving out the space that James Baldwin helped craft. Read more »

The Vanilla Internet: How Instagram Is Failing Queer Sex Workers

Following FOSTA-SESTA, Instagram has increased its censorship of content that can be perceived as related to sex work—with at times devastating effects on digital queer sex worker communities. Read more »

Queerbait and Switch: “She’s Gotta Have It” Fails LGBTQ Viewers—Again

We were baited with a girl-on-girl softcore scene only for female-centric romance to be altogether abandoned just a couple of episodes later. Read more »

Beyond Expectations: Lil Nas X Forges a Freer, More Fluid Hip Hop

Lil Nas X is as interested in complicating genre as he is in complicating expectations of men in the music industry. Read more »

From Memes to Equal Pay: How Lesbian Meme Culture Produced A New Dedicated Soccer Fandom

With their World Cup win, the United States women’s national soccer team has been extensively memed, leading to newly obsessed queer fans—and more supporters in their fight for pay equity. Read more »

The Category Is “That Bitch”: Angelica Ross on Candy Ferocity’s Fierce Season 2 Turn

This season, Candy still has had a lot to prove to a lot of people—and she’s not shying away from the challenge. Read more »

Swipe Left: When Marginalized TV Characters Turn to Dating Apps

For marginalized characters, small-screen depictions of dating apps are more regressive than excitingly futuristic. Read more »

A Queerer World: 2019 Is the Year of the LGBTQ YA Novel

This year, LGBTQ young adult novels have finally diversified the queer experience. Read more »

Targeting the Opposition: The Long, Troubling History of Cops at Pride Parades

Pride started in the late 1950s as a series of riots and protests against police officers. Read more »

BitchTapes: Celebrating Queer Latinx Artists For Pride

This BitchTape honors queer Latinx artists, from an array of genres, who refuse to hide their sexuality. Read more »

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A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »